Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

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The programme that offers a female perspective on the world


Best of the best women's fiction, Autism and puberty, Civil partnership amendment, Living with grief

October 21st, 2015

Episode 396 of 985 episodes

A private members bill in the House Of Commons will debate whether heterosexual couples should have the same right to a civil partnership as same sex couples. We speak to Rebecca Steinfeld - who along with her partner Charles filed a judicial review at the High Court and founded the Equal Civil Partnerships Campaign and from Professor Robert Wintemute, who explains the legal challenge. Kirsty Lang, Chair of Judges in 2008, for the Women's Prize for Fiction champions "her" winner, The Road Home by Rose Tremain. You can vote now for your favourite novel from the last ten winners of the Women's Prize for Fiction. Kate Reynolds has written a book 'Sexuality and Severe Autism' based on her experience as the mother of a child on the autistic spectrum who also has learning disabilities, and also as an agony aunt to other parents of children on the autistic spectrum. Helen Bailey was widowed in her forties and has written about her experience of grief in 'When Bad Things Happen in Good Bikinis'. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Eleanor Garland.

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